Federal budget is a let-down: MP Morrison
Rob Morrison, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, today reacted to the budget announced by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government April 20, calling it a “let -down budget.”
“Unemployed Canadians hoping to see a plan to create new jobs, workers who have had their wages cut and hours slashed hoping to see a plan to reopen the economy, and families that can’t afford more taxes are all going to be let down by this budget,” Morrison stated.
“For example, we know that there will be a time in the near future when the federal government will open the land border and yet there is nothing in the budget to facilitate a safe re-opening. Providing support funds for a battered tourism sector is welcomed, but it is access to healthy international travellers that is the long-term solution for Kootenay-Columbia’s tourism families and they need a plan.”
Morrison added, “Canadians want a plan to safely reopen our economy, get Canadians back to work again, and provide future generations with the hope and confidence that they will be better off than the generation that came before. Justin Trudeau failed to deliver that plan, instead adding nearly a half trillion dollars in new debt that can only be paid through higher taxes. The Liberal budget promises over $100 billion in new spending over the next three years, but it doesn’t talk about how it’s going to cover the cost. Everybody knows the only way we can pay debt is through taxes and that means people in Kootenay-Columbia are going to be taxed to pay for enormous spending.
“Justin Trudeau continues to let Canadians down. This needs to stop,” said Morrison. “Canadians can be confident that with Canada’s Recovery Plan, Canada’s Conservatives will secure their personal finances by recovering millions of jobs.”